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New sports park to be built

The Government is planning to build another sports park in Pak Shek, Sha Tin, in addition to the Kai Tak Sports Park. Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah made the statement to the media today after


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Malaysia PM unveils concept designs for KL-Singapore HSR stations

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak today unveiled the concept design of all seven Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (KL-SG HSR) stations in Malaysia. Najib said the design of each station is conceptualised


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Hong Kong Construction workers gain 10% pay raise

The city’s 200,000 construction workers are expected to get an average 10 percent pay raise next month, the city’s biggest construction workers union announced on Friday. This is the eighth year in a row that construction


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XRL motion an urgent priority: Chief Executive

The Government is planning to get the Legislative Council to postpone the debate on the Stamp Duty (Amendment) Bill 2017 so that members can discuss a motion on the co-location arrangement for the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express


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Hong Kong: 14 land transactions in Q3

The Lands Department registered eight lease modifications and six land exchanges in the Land Registry during the quarter ending September, of which two were technical changes involving nil premium. Six transactions were on Hong Kong Island,


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Wan Chai trio face wrecking ball as sports ground gets reprieve

The Wan Chai Sports Ground will be spared redevelopment. Instead, Wanchai Tower, Immigration Tower and Revenue Tower will be toppled to allow the expansion of the adjacent Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. In the Chief


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WWII bomb explosion kills worker at KL MRT site

KUALA LUMPUR: Police confirmed the explosion at the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station construction site in Bandar Malaysia this evening was from an old unexploded bomb from the Second World War. Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk


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George Kent partners Siemens for KL-Singapore High Speed Rail tender

George Kent (Malaysia) Bhd said it will be partnering with technology company Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, Germany and Siemens Pte Ltd, Singapore for the Kuala Lumpur–Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) tender. George Kent said in a statement that


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Lands Department issues 15 pre-sale consents

The Lands Department issued 12 pre-sale consents for residential developments and three pre-sale consents for commercial developments in the third quarter of this year. The residential developments involve 4,770 units. Five developments in Kwai Chung, Sham


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Housing possible for brownfield sites

The Task Force on Land Supply discussed at its meeting today options for the better use of Hong Kong’s brownfield sites, including releasing them for housing. Its Chairman Stanley Wong told the media four major blocks


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